LAHORE: After 30 thrilling and exciting league matches, it is time for the big ones in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2022 when defending champions Multan Sultans take on Lahore Qalandars in Wednesday’s Qualifier and Peshawar Zalmi go toe to toe against Islamabad United in Eliminator 1.
The winner of Wednesday fixture will progress to Sunday’s final, while the losing side will have another opportunity to qualify for the title match when they will meet Thursday’s winner on Friday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board announced umpire and match referee appointments for the three playoffs, which will be played from 23-25 March at the Gaddafi Stadium.
The 23 February Qualifier involving table-toppers and defending champions Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars will be refereed by Roshan Mahanama. Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth will be the on-field umpires, while Michael Gough and Ahsan Raza will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively.
ICC Chief Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle will lead the playing control team for the 24 February Eliminator 1 between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. Aleem Dar and Michael Gough will be the on-field umpires, while Richard Illingworth and Rashid Riaz will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively.
25 February Eliminator 2 featuring the loser of 23 February match and the winner of 24 February fixture will be refereed by Roshan Mahanama. Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough will perform on-field umpire responsibilities, while Aleem Dar and Asif Yaqoob will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively.
Umpire and match referee appointments for the 27 February final will be announced after the playoffs.